|A new tenant has arrived in the garden!|
excellence" for my birthday! I wanted a quickie project I could use to push lots of buttons and get to know how this machine and I will get along. (even thoughI've had an elna for years- and Love it!)
So I dug into the scrap basket and found some strips left over from old projects that went together nicely and decided to piece them all together and see what I got. I strip pieced, cut then pieced again, then used the bits I had cut off for smaller pieces- just playing! Here's what I ended up with.
Cut them up, of course! Now, what else does it need?? I know, I'll dig in the bins and find a fabric to put in between the pieced sections. Something to give the piece some unity, right?
I found a nice hand marbled piece made by one of the members of the ArtCGirlz! Ooh! That has potential! But what else does it need???
For a "quickie" project, it has turned into kind of a major work, but the important part is I am just having so much fun doing this!
In the same issue of Quilting Arts where Mary read about ice cube dyeing, I found the article about finger paint mono-printing, which sounded like fun!
It was! I tried some finger painting, and a little stamping and a comb.
Then I used a silicone hot pad I found somewhere to see how that looked. At first I didn't like how uneven the paint was, but then I decided it's a pretty cool texture, even the blobs on the edges!
For this one, I used a metallic paint, and stamps, over a piece I had used to absorb the extra paint from a paintstiks piece I had done.
What will I do with them? Well, I just got this paper bag full of oddities to use in a project, so... who knows? I'll just play!
I am grateful for:
Regular rainfall allowing me to work at my own pace in the garden.
The wonders of nature I wouldn't enjoy if I weren't always out there pulling the darned weeds!
The people in my life who make even simple events special.
Time to play!
Being in a good place at work, finally!